Ron Paul calls it quits 2012

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/14/ron-paul-ends-his-hunt-votes/

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Monday he will not compete in primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted — essentially confirming Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination.
Mr. Paul said he will continue to work to win delegates in states that have already voted and where the process of delegate-selection is playing out. He said that’s a way to make his voice heard at the Republican nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., in August.
“Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Mr. Paul said. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”
He did encourage his supporters to still turn out and vote.
His decision not to compete for new votes in other states leaves Mr. Romney as the only candidate still actively fighting for voters’ support in the 11 states still to vote. That list includes the biggest prizes on the board — Texas and California.
Mr. Paul was making his third run for president, after an earlier bid as the Libertarian Party’s nominee in 1988 and then a campaign for the Republican nomination in 2008.
He ends his active bid without having won the vote in any state, though he did end up with the most bound delegates in Maine, thanks to his delegate-maximizing strategy.
Throughout the campaign Mr. Paul has said his lower vote totals would be countered by his supporters’ enthusiasm, particularly in states that hold caucuses.
In many of those states, the initial caucuses hold a non-binding straw poll and the real delegate selection process to the Tampa convention happens at regional and state meetings. Mr. Paul’s supporters have been more likely to show up at those meetings and win the delegate slots.
 

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Batten down the hatches, we are in for a Kirksplosion!
 

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Doesn't believe in evolution, fuck 'em
 

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Batten down the hatches, we are in for a Kirksplosion!
I really don't see him posting in this thread, and if he does I'm sure he'll say that this was a fair competition and Romney won the nomination honestly.

/Sarcasm
 

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Ron is still going to the convention. Thankfully, he is smart enough to realize a fixed game going forward from the caucuses.
 

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Obviously Romney's war chest is going to good use. I hope Dr. Paul likes the new addition on his house and the new Bentley in the driveway.
 

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Ron is still going to the convention. Thankfully, he is smart enough to realize a fixed game going forward from the caucuses.
If by "fixed game" you mean that other than a very small number of very loud supporters most people think he is crazy and would never vote for him....

Then yes.... you are correct....
 

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I really don't see him posting in this thread, and if he does I'm sure he'll say that this was a fair competition and Romney won the nomination honestly.

/Sarcasm
With idiots like the following.....

If by "fixed game" you mean that other than a very small number of very loud supporters most people think he is crazy and would never vote for him....

Then yes.... you are correct....

Doesn't believe in evolution, fuck 'em
It shows that people are still very stupid and they are either scared of liberty or they care about dumb trendy stuff that isn't going to affect them. I heard so many people say the same thing about him not having a chance, or hes dangerous, or hes an isolationist, all stuff that isn't true but the TV said it so people went along with it. So yes he did lose because the majority are still dumb and they think liberty is bad, and they think we need to continue to spend trillions as the world police and get involved with wars that have nothing to do with us. Wars that will only make more enemies for the US and then when we get attacked they will say its out fault for having freedom.

I'll either go Gary Johnson or I will vote Obama just to protest the idiots in the republican party for nominating a Obama clone.
 

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I will vote Obama just to protest the idiots in the republican party for nominating a Obama clone.
Your character should be shot for being such a retard and you should be shot for being such a boring, transparent tool.
 

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Ron is still going to the convention. Thankfully, he is smart enough to realize a fixed game going forward from the caucuses.
Exactly but its not fixed, people are just dumb and they want to see government size increase, while liberties shrink. All that talk of small government by the republicans and then they go and vote for Mr. Romneycare. I can't say I'm surprised.
 

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With idiots like the following.....






It shows that people are still very stupid and they are either scared of liberty or they care about dumb trendy stuff that isn't going to affect them. I heard so many people say the same thing about him not having a chance, or hes dangerous, or hes an isolationist, all stuff that isn't true but the TV said it so people went along with it. So yes he did lose because the majority are still dumb and they think liberty is bad, and they think we need to continue to spend trillions as the world police and get involved with wars that have nothing to do with us. Wars that will only make more enemies for the US and then when we get attacked they will say its out fault for having freedom.

I'll either go Gary Johnson or I will vote Obama just to protest the idiots in the republican party for nominating a Obama clone.
Yeah, bringing retarded religious ideology to the presidency doesn't effect my liberty. go fuck yourself with a broken bottle, faggot.
 

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Exactly but its not fixed, people are just dumb and they want to see government size increase, while liberties shrink. All that talk of small government by the republicans and then they go and vote for Mr. Romneycare. I can't say I'm surprised.
I'm sorry, I don't want a moron in office who wants us to isolate from the rest of the world. Like I said before, fuck him.
 

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I may be asking too much of you, but I'm curious; who are you voting for (if anyone)? Put your character aside for at least one sentence and dish.
Dish? are you an old woman from the lower east side now?
 
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I may be asking too much of you, but I'm curious; who are you voting for (if anyone)? Put your character aside for at least one sentence and dish.
Maybe you should make a Poll...nobody has EVER done that one
 

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His son is much better on that front. There really is some hope.
Both of you are idiots for still believing Paul is an isolationist. Psyop Trendypath doesn't surprise me and you are from Jersey so..... Ron Paul is for non intervention with foreign conflicts. Spending a billion dollars to bomb Libya and support a group of unknown rebels isn't in the best interest of America and President Paul would have kept us out of it.
 

Lord Zero

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Both of you are idiots for still believing Paul is an isolationist.
And he ignores me completely. Of course he does. There's no way he could address my post without outright denying that he's playing a character which would just reinforce the fact that that's what he's doing.

Psyop Trendypath
Is that like Spongebob Squarepants?
 

KRSOne

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I may be asking too much of you, but I'm curious; who are you voting for (if anyone)? Put your character aside for at least one sentence and dish.
Didn't I just say Gary Johnson? If I vote based on what I believe it will be Gary Johnson. If I vote based on emotions it will be Obama as a fuck you to the republicans for nominating someone that is just as bad as Obama. I do believe Romney is just another Bob Dole, a lame duck that they put in to give Obama another 4.